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How Computers Work, Ninth Edition by Timothy Edward Downs, Ron White

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Part 3. How Software Works

How Software Works
How Software Works
How Software Works
 

Sa-la-ga-doo-la Men-chic-ka Boo-la Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo. Put them together and what have you got? Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.

 
 --Walt Disney’s Cinderella

THE language programmers use to create software sound a lot like the fairy godmother’s incantation: grep, mov, endif, cur_x, and selField. And software really is magical. You slide a DVD into your PC, or you invoke your PC—maybe with a touch, maybe at the sound of your voice—or you ...

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